Here you can find some of the questions that I am most frequently asked
How does therapy work in Spain?
Psychologists that are able to work with clients, evaluating, diagnosing and applying treatments need to have a Bachelor (Grado or Licenciatura) in Psychology, be a member of the Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos from their city, as well as an accreditation or the MPGS degree.
Psychologists don’t give prescriptions or medication, but work closely with the psychiatrists, which are the ones who do. Their job is complementary, since the psychiatrist’s work usually revolves around medication and and they generally don’t conduct any psychological therapy.
Furthermore, you should look for someone who has further degrees, and keeps actively learning to ensure that they have the best up to date knowledge and keep up with scientific research in the field.
What to expect?
We usually set up a first appointment, where we get to know each other and discuss your main concerns as well as your expectations towards therapy. By the end of that first interview we’ll also cover what it is that we need to do (e.g. evaluation, treatment, consult another professional…) and what to expect in regards to the length of the therapy.
After that, if you want to continue therapy, we will set a next appointment. The frequency of the appointments (e.g. weekly, every other week, monthly…) will depend on your particular needs but will be flexible to accomodate other personal factors (e.g. work schedule, monthly budget…).
After a few initial sessions we will set some goals to work on and will start deciding the best way to achieve them. This often means working between sessions on your own, in order to apply what has been discussed in therapy. Therapy ends when the main therapeutical goals have been achieved.
How long is the appointment and how much does it cost?
Appointments are 1 hour long. Since fees may vary you can inquire about them here.
Where is your office?
My office is situated in Conde Altea 55, which is very close to the city center. Parking on the street can be tricky depending on the time of the day, but there is ‘blue zone’ parking at the end of the street and there are parkings around. If coming by subway, use the stops ‘Colón’ or ‘Alameda’.